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BOOK REVIEW – Nothing Left To Lose by Dan Wells

By Marty Mulrooney

Nothing Left To Lose by Dan Wells

Nothing Left To Lose is the latest – possibly final – novel in the John Wayne Cleaver series of books written by Dan Wells. Following on from I Am Not A Serial Killer (which was recently adapted into a wonderful feature film starring Max Records and Christopher Lloyd), Mr Monster, I Don’t Want To Kill You, The Devil’s Only Friend and Over Your Dead Body, Nothing Left To Lose finds John hunting down monsters in a small town in Arizona. With the FBI on his tail and the Dark Lady ready for a fight, it’s only a matter of time before the blood starts flowing…

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FILM REVIEW – I Am Not A Serial Killer (Blu-ray)

By Marty Mulrooney

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I Am Not A Serial Killer is a low-budget horror/thriller film based on the young adult novel of the same name by bestselling author Dan Wells. Directed by Billy O’Brien, the film stars Max Records (Where The Wild Things Are) as John Cleaver, a teenager that has been diagnosed as a sociopath. Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) stars as his elderly neighbour Bill Crowley. Max supresses his homicidal thoughts and urges by following a strict set of rules that allow him to appear ‘normal’.  But when a serial killer comes to their small Mid-West town, Max can’t help himself. He begins to investigate…

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BOOK REVIEW – Over Your Dead Body by Dan Wells

By Marty Mulrooney

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Over Your Dead Body is the latest novel in the popular John Wayne Cleaver series of books by Dan Wells. Following on from I Am Not A Serial Killer, Mr Monster, I Don’t Want To Kill You and The Devil’s Only Friend, Over Your Dead Body finds John and his possessed childhood friend Brooke hitchhiking from town to town as they try to track down and kill the last of the Whithered – ancient demons that hide in plain sight – and stay one step ahead of the FBI.

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BOOK REVIEW – The Devil’s Only Friend by Dan Wells

By Marty Mulrooney

The Devils Only Friend by Dan Wells

The Devil’s Only Friend by Dan Wells is the latest novel in the John Wayne Cleaver series of books. Although it follows on from the previous critically acclaimed young adult trilogy – I Am Not A Serial Killer, Mr Monster, I Don’t Want To Kill You which Alternative Magazine Online described as “a scary, darkly humorous and surprisingly heart-wrenching experience”, this latest instalment is a standalone novel (and the start of a brand new trilogy) that follows John as he reluctantly joins up with a secret FBI task force set up by the US government. Their mission? To hunt down and kill demons.

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BOOK REVIEW – I Don’t Want To Kill You by Dan Wells

By Marty Mulrooney

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I Don’t Want To Kill You by Dan Wells is the third and final book in the John Cleaver trilogy. Protagonist John Cleaver finally has Mr Monster under control. Taking place a short time after the events of the previous book, John has become obsessed with hunting down an elusive female demon known only as Nobody and will stop at nothing to kill her. The scariest 16-year-old sociopathic mortician in modern literature is back and this time, he means business.

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BOOK REVIEW – Mr Monster by Dan Wells

By Marty Mulrooney

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Earlier this year I reviewed the amazing debut novel I Am Not A Serial Killer by Dan Wells. Aimed at young adults, it genuinely surprised me how gripping the book proved to be for an older reader such as myself, written as it was from the perspective of a 15 year old sociopathic serial killer hunter. It is one of the best books I have read in a long time, so if you haven’t purchased it already, I recommend you stop reading this review and do so. Because the sequel, Mr Monster, is even better. You won’t want to miss this!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Dan Wells (Author of I Am Not A Serial Killer & Mr Monster)

By Marty Mulrooney

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I recently reviewed a fantastic book by Dan Wells called I Am Not A Serial Killer. His debut novel, I found the whole thing a wonderfully dark and thrilling look at serial killers, from the surprisingly effective viewpoint of a 15 year old sociopathic boy!

The novel gives the relatively stale monster/horror genres a much-needed injection of originality as well, which of course makes me very excited to read the sequel, which is due out early next month (entitled Mr Monster). Therefore, I am proud to present a recent chat between myself and Dan Wells, self-admitted armchair killerologist…

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